Since I have been living near the beach for a year, I have been writing and publishing less content. Everyday I feel horrible when I don’t write or go for my 6 mile runs.
I like to write but with the many projects in progress that I want to finish which (this is tied to other disciplines), I have the excuse that there is always something else to do.
We all have 24 hours in a Day
I also realize I have only so many hours of the day to get things accomplished. But this expression does not fit me well because everyone has the same amount of seconds, minutes, and hours in one day and we do the best with the time we have.
It is difficult to find the adequate blend of things that we get done; we feel we have to run a business and fulfill to our client’s requests to their standards.
Writing Down some Priorities
I decided to create a a list of my high level priorities:
- Investing time with my daughter and Lucy.
- Investing time with my extended family and friends.
- Appreciating those customers and clients that have been with me during these past 5+ years.
- Making contributions to the environment and community I live in.
- Looking for the next big project that aligns with my values and can help me bring the income needed to sustain my family.
- My health and fitness that include going to the gym and running.
Some Priorities Will Shift
After creating the list, I realized that I needed to shift this list depending on my day. If business is not picking up, those priorities tied to my new project Limonade and taking care of clients needs to move up on the list. That means that every task I have during the day needs to align with the current priority.
If I am too consumed with work and family and I start gaining weight, I know I need to move health and fitness to the top of the list. I might need to take a look at my nutrition, cardio, and training at fi911studio.
Priorities Will Change
We might have a mental picture of where we want to be in the next few months, but at least I know I need help checking back on my overall priorities to see if they align with what tasks I am attacking at the moment.
It’s easy for us to shift away from what we have to do to get to where we want to be.
Let’s set a few minutes during the week to make sure that what we have planned for the week goes in line with our next goals and future dreams.
What are your top priorities?
Have you written them down?
Have you looked at what you’re doing to reach them?